Exxon Mobile intends to conduct exploration drilling in 2015 at 100 km south of Nosy Be, on the edge of Sahamalaza National Park, one of the two marine national parks of Madagascar. The Bloc "Ampasindava" held by the American giant would contain oil reserves estimated at 1.2 billion barrels ... A new shadow hangs over the island of perfumes in full tourist crisis since 5 years.
The American government is creating the world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean, broadening the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument by adding more than 400,000 square miles of protected area.
Bretagne Vivante association has been ousted from the co-management of the Iroise National Nature Reserve, conducted since 2012 with the marine park of Iroise which becomes the sole manager. The association had nevertheless helped reveal, promote and protect the unique biodiversity of these islands for 50 years and was the perfect manager for 20 years.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.